Svaha Spirit Series: Foundations for Freedom

I was surfing the web looking for inspiration and I certainly found it in this video. Take a peek, it’s not long and will make you think for the rest of your day about what is important here and now! Living consciously and being aware of our surroundings is key to the planet surviving.

We Share Earth strives to make healthy and sustainable community, food and shelter available to the entire planet. By role-modeling the symbiosis between appropriate technology and natural techniques, we provide an experiential learning environment for individuals and communities to obtain sustainable lifestyles as we move towards a regenerative future.”

Food for thought.


Apparently I lived in the ‘Olden Days’

On our way to school one morning my 8 year old daughter asked “back in the olden days did you have a mole-lot”. “Phftt, back in the olden days” I laughed! l almost went directly into the olden day rant, we’ve all heard it, “when I was a kid, I had to walk to school up hill both ways with no shoes in the snow” yadda yadda yadda, I didn’t, I showed restraint. She would have look at me like I was from the olden days because that is an ‘olden days’ thing to say as far as I’m concerned! lol

It made me laugh that she actually thought I lived back in the olden days, never mind the mole-lot! She then proceeded with her childish attitude “Well ya lived in the day of the mole-lot”. I snapped back, it’s actually called a Mullet, not Mole-lot. I laugh when she says certain words because she is still little and doesn’t know how to pronounce everything yet. Sometimes she puts the wrong empha-sis on the wrong sylla-ble! I hate correcting her but I guess now that she’s approaching 9 I should. Another funny example was when she read the hot chocolate box aloud ~”It’s gormet!” (Gourmet) like Jimmy Buffet not buffet. We all talked like rednecks for hours after that one! (perfect example if you read my postYou Know What about diving in at any opportunity to tease a member of the family)

I tried desperately to convince my daughter that I was actually in style wayyyy back in the ’80’s with my mullet, and that her kids would look back at her pictures and ask why she wore a pony tale with a hair band holding every single stand of hair back like she was going to wash her face? She laughed. I decided to do this post to prove to her how stylin the olden days were!

Join me now for a brief look back at ‘The Olden Days’ ~

Yes, that I believe is a ‘Mullet’!

This might actually have come back around, darn should have kept it!

Why doesn’t anyone get perms anymore? The human poodle!

Wayne Cox (Global News) at the Miss Summer Madness ’85, laugh if you must, I won $7,000.00 in prizes! (it made me who I am, it made me who I am… sigh)

And last but not least, the 80’s are not complete for me without MacGyver, Richard Dean Anderson! Now that’s an 80’s picture!

So maybe to Jordan I did live in the ‘Olden Days.’ But for me they were just the days in which I lived that helped me become who I am today. I wouldn’t change a thing! I can’t wait to hear my daughters conversation with her daughter or son about ‘in the day’ she lived! It’s so fun looking back at your past, connecting the dots. Bonnie, Jake, care to take a peak back yourself and share a little of what made you who you are today? I triple dog dare ya!


Happy Earth Day 2009!

Walt Disney Studios will celebrate Earth Day 2009 with the debut of Earth, the first feature-length nature documentary from its new production banner, Disneynature.

I will be joining my son and his class today to watch this much anticipated Disney film “Earth” while also learning about Earth Day.  This new film is from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and The Blue Planet. I have added all of them to my DVD library as they’re worth watching over and over again.  The film will be narrated by renowned actor James Earl Jones.   Who doesn’t love this man’s voice!

Help raise awareness and do your part to help our planet.  Earth Day Canada has some great resources.  Check out the link below!

I was just checking out Jack Johnson on facebook and came across a site called Earth Day Playlist ideal bite.

In honor of Earth Day 2009 Ideal Bite and iTunes teamed up to make an eco-friendly playlist of some of their Favorite tracks from green artists. Perfect for any Earth Day celebration! There is no denying that these musicians have done good things for our ears and our planet: touring in biodiesel buses, promoting green causes, and walking the eco-walk in their own lives. Jack’s song, “Flake”, is included on the playlist!